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Mark N. Templeton : Education and Experience


Yale Law School
JD, 1999

  • Robert Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow, 1999-2000
  • Khosla Prize for Human Dignity, 1999
  • Research Assistant for Professor Harold Hongju Koh
  • Student Director, Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic
  • Senior Editor & Admissions Committee Member, Yale Law Journal
  • Participant, Nonprofit Organizations Clinic   

Harvard College
AB, magna cum laude in social studies, 1994

  • John Harvard Scholarship
  • Harvard National Scholarship
  • Senior News Editor, The Harvard Crimson
  • Publishing Director, Let’s Go travel guides


The University of Chicago Law School Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
Associate Clinical Professor of Law, 2015-present
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, 2012-2014
Director, Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, 2012-present
Research Affiliate, Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC)

University of Chicago Civic Leadership Academy
Instructor: Managing Predicable Surprises session,  Co-instructor: Leading Boldly, Without Sinking the Ship session, April 2015, April 2016

Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business
Adjunct Lecturer, Executive MBA program: Enterprise Risk Management course, January 2012

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Energy Law and Policy mini-course, spring and fall 2011

Office of the Independent Trustees of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust St. Louis, Missouri
Trustee of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust, 2016-present
Consultant, 2012-present 
Executive Director, 2010-2011

State of Missouri, Department of Natural Resources Jefferson City, MO
Department Director, 2009-2010

Yale Law School
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration and Chief Operations Officer, 2005-2009
Co-leader, Negotiation reading group, January 2007 and 2008

McKinsey & Company San Francisco, CA and Washington, D.C.
Engagement Manager, 2001-2005

U.S. State Department Washington, D.C.
Special Assistant and Senior Advisor, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 2000-2001
Advisor to U.S. Delegation to U.N. Commission on Human Rights, 2000-2001

Human Rights Documentation Center Bangkok, Thailand
Office Director, 1999-2000

O’Melveny & Myers, Entertainment Law Department Century City, California
Summer Associate, 1998

South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre New Delhi, India
Research Associate, summer 1997

Goldman Sachs, Fixed Income Division New York, NY
Financial analyst, 1994-1996

Let’s Go, Inc. Cambridge, Massachusetts
Publishing Director, 1992-1993